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anne makovec is in lafayette with more. >> good morning. >> reporter: there were a lot of similarities between a lot of these fires including the fact that they were all set along highways. i'm here along highway 24 in lafayette which is where one of these fires was set. they were also all set under the cover of darkness in the early-morning hours between midnight and 5 a.m. here's a look at the suspect in this case. 29-year-old james wilson. he was arrested in bay point yesterday at his home. some of the fires he is accused of setting, a 20-acre fire in bay point on july 20th. and then 8 acres in lafayette on the 28th. then two days later, a series of small fires burned a hillside off highway 24. this guy's accused of setting 30 fires since april. >> it is not unusual for serial arsonists to escalate at some point. most do. they will start with small seemingly harmless fires, but most of them are not harmless. and they will escalate. >> reporter: wilson faces 8
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counts of arson with enhanced bail of $1 million. that's because the fires were set during statewide drought and wildfire emergencies. he is in jail right now in martinez. investigators haven't said a lot about the evidence in the case. but they have said they have been watching him for weeks. why they didn't arrest him sooner? well, we'll hear from investigators about that coming up in the next half-hour. right now live in lafayette, anne makevoc, kpix 5. later this morning the governor jerry brown gets a firsthand update on the battle against the "rocky fire" near clearlake. we get a briefing from the fire officials there on efforts to contain the blaze. largest wildfire is burning in california right now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 30% contained. the fire has already destroyed 43 homes and is threatening about 7,000 structures. more plane wreckage found could be from that missing malaysia airlines flight 370. the prime minister of malaysia says crews found a plane window
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and some other debris on the french island in the indian ocean just a week after finding a wing from that plane. it disappeared in march 2014. so far french investigators haven't yet confirmed the debris is linked to the flight 370. we are just hours away right now in ohio from the first presidential debate on the 2016 campaign. it's going to get under way and all eyes on donald trump. kpix 5's kiet do is live in milpitas where people are gathering tonight to watch that debate. kiet. >> reporter: yes, good morning. we are live here at dave and buster's in milpitas at the mall where the silicon valley gop will be holding a watch party tonight. now, organizers of that event in ohio say that getting tickets for the debate tonight is harder than getting tickets for the nba finals. we shall see. all 17 candidates are in cleveland tonight but only 10 will take part in fact main event this evening based on their standings in the national polls. they include celebrity billionaire donald trump, former florida governor jeb bush and wisconsin governor
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scott walker. viewers can expect a wide range of topics. >> foreign policy in general, obamacare, hillary clinton, those are the kinds of things that you will hear a lot out of the mouths of these guys. >> reporter: the seven candidates not in the main event will take part in a separate forum this afternoon. they include former hp executive carly fiorina and returning candidates rick santorum and rick perry. it will be at 6:00 p.m. pacific time on fox, the lesser candidates at 2 p.m. our time also on fox. >> all the owe candidates are getting ready for this. donald trump said eh, just going to go up there and wing it. >> it will be good tv. how about traffic? let's kick it over to gianna find out how our roads are doing. >> reporter: good morning, our morning commute is heating up. we have some busy conditions out there. bay bridge no surprise here. you can see traffic is backed up to the foot of the maze at this point. we have our spider making an appearance this morning. a little slow coming off the
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eastshore freeway. but overall, quiet through there. delays northbound eight a but that should thin out within a couple of minutes. that accident at the 80 connectedder is cleared out of lanes. this portion of 880 both directions as you work your way through oakland near the coliseum has been light for most of the morning through there. the golden gate bridge no problems southbound through as you work your way out of marin into san francisco. 880 southbound towards the san mateo bridge in hair, brake lights through fremont. san mateo bridge quiet 13 minutes between hayward and foster city. westbound 580 altamont pass to 680 looking at 23 minutes very busy out of tracy. frank, maria and gianna and all of you at home, you have to stop what you're doing and take a look at our live weather camera from mount vaca and give me a big ooo! >> ooo! >> it is glorious this
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morning. look at that. official sun-up still minutes away from now but we are seeing some subtropical moisture the leading edge beginning to push into the bay area. mild temperatures in the 50s and 60s out the door. this is tropical moisture leading to potential thunderstorms tonight and showers. computer models suggest that if we see any rain it will be less than about .04." that's about it. but we'll take it. 70s at the beaches today partly cloudy skies. 70s around the bay partly cloudy across the peninsula in the mid-80s, temperatures in the low 90s inland. outside number 94 in brentwood. a chance of thunderstorms overnight until tomorrow morning. then sunshine for the weekend and seasonal temperatures. a new effort is under way to get oil companies to disclose how much money they make in california. billionaire environmentalist tom steyer is partnering with a group called consumer watchdog.
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they say oil companies are gouging californians at the pump. they want legislation that requires companies to disclose their profits and to provide advance notice of any refinery maintenance that could affect prices. uber and some drivers are going to battle in front of a judge today. uber is fighting a lawsuit that would classify drivers as company employees rather than independent contractors. if they lose, more than 160,000 california drivers could be eligible for paid expenses like their cars gas benefits and workers' comp. some drivers like their contractor status better because it offers them more freedom. city of oakland has clinched contract deal with its largest union. seiu local 1021 represents hundreds of people including house n inspectors and mains nance workers in the city. there is a tentative agreement on tuesday after five months of bargaining. no details until after the union members vote. inly released surveillance video shows the latest in a
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series of grab and go robbery in san francisco july on geary boulevard. a group of women and men barged in grabbed expensive perfume and other merchandise. investigators believe they are the rainbow girls. they are responsible for several robberies in san francisco. >> within 75 seconds they are able to successfully steal over $11,000 worth of merchandise. >> because of high quality surveillance video, take a look at that, police have a very clear shot of two of the suspects. they have identified three but so far no word of any arrests. fresno county coroner's office identified a homicide victim as a missing woman out of tracy. the body of 20-year-old megan troen was found in an aqueduct last week reported missing july 21 and police say she had a diminished mental capacity. there are no details of a cause of death. she was last seen with an acquaintance a 21-year-old. he is described as a person of
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interest. over in contra costa county a pittsburg police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg. investigators say a man wanted for attempted murder ambushed the officer yesterday morning on east 12th street. the officer returned fire and wounded the suspect who was brought to a hospital and arrested. a manhunt is happening right now in louisiana for a gunman who fatally shot a shreveport police officer. investigators say it started last night when police responded to a call of an armed man in a home threatening a family member. when police arrived, someone opened fire hitting the officer several times. the officer later died at the hospital. time 16:08. police release new details on a man who stormed a movie theater with a hatchet and a pellet gun. >> and a new push is under way to protect thousands of miles of california coastline. >> from the kpix 5 weather center, good morning, everybody! we have thunderstorms back in the forecast. i'll tell you when and where. >> and good morning from the traffic center.
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♪ sleep train your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] - good morning, rise and shine. official sun-up at 6:17. we are going to have glimpse of a partly cloudy. thunderstorms back in the forecast. nashville police say a man who attack people at a movie theater had a history of mental health issues. police say 29-year-old vicente david montano was carrying a hatchet, pellet gun when he unleashed pepper spray on an audience yesterday at a movie. s.w.a.t. team shot him dead as he tried to leave the theater through a become door. ceremonies are under way in
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japan to mark 70 years since the dropping of the atomic bomb on hiroshima. it killed 140,000 people leading to japan's surrender in world war ii. today the mayor of hiroshima renewed calls for president obama and other world leaders to make the world free of nuclear weapons. lawmakers want to permanently protect 6200 acres of coastal land in california. president clinton established the california coastal national monument in 2000. now senators dianne feinstein and barbara boxer are aiming to quadruple the area it protects. the largest section of the preserved lands would be nearly 58 acres in santa cruz county. so could you survive in the woods if you ever got lost? you will meet some kids who say you better believe it. they learned survival skills by going out into the woods and getting dirty. it's this week's "cool camp." ♪[ music ] >> got a lot of smoke. reporter: in a rural area of saratoga, up in the woods far from any city noise, a group of kids is learning how
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to live without the use of any modern tools. >> good. >> yeah! >> yeah, that's very hard. >> reporter: what's the hardest part about it? >> um, that your arm gets really tired because you have to move it really quickly. >> reporter: this is willedder -- this is wilderskills where daniel bare teaches kids how to build a fire, shelter, traps and even how to purify water using just fire and rocks. >> you like to see it's for kids who have a summer how it should be or how it was outside. >> most of the camps we go to were indoors like a lot of the time. so this, um, we get to actually be outside and it teaches us a lot of stuff. >> reporter: for one week, they are unplugged from technology, running around barefoot in the woods and connecting with nature. this game forces kids to solely use their ears to become aware
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of their surroundings. >> you want to see how animals outdoors learn to be quiet and move like this. >> reporter: my photographer and i even tried it out. >> gotcha! >> reporter: he got caught right away after a few steps. i almost made it. >> gotcha! just watching kids running around outside having a good time is what it's all about. >> reporter: it's a camp he says is all about being outdoors just like the good old days. photographer don was all about it. >> the new me! [ laughter ] >> you were barefoot, too, huh? >> we stayed there n hour and a half instead of a half-hour. >> this camp is reallyby the way it's popular because summer camp is all sold out. cool.>> but the wilder skills offers a year-round program. check out their website for more. >> looks like fun. what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at coolschools@cbssf.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. i'm on deck. i would love to hear from you.
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>> that means you have to dance for your next cool schools story. [ laughter ] >> no. don't bring out that dance video, mike. [ laughter ] >> it's a long story. my little super bowl shuffle. we move along. let's go to the freeways. bay bridge, business as usual. we are seeing a backup metering lights are on so slow-and-go conditions beyond the foot of the maze. nice carquinez bridge to the maze only 19 minutes. 880 northbound we have some flashing lights there off to the right side but an earlier accident now cleared out of lanes. and really not causing too many slow-and-go conditions there. southbound looking good as you work your way out of oakland towards hayward. 16 minutes northbound 238 to the maze. golden gate bridge has been a nice ride this morning. southbound 101 in the green. 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza, that's only a 14-
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minute ride right now. so it's slow in both directions. back to 880, look at that. yellow on our sensors. slow through fremont as well north 880 not seeing any problems right now. westbound san mateo bridge starting to see some extra volume a few more cars on the roadways within the last 20 to 30 minutes but still holding steady on our drive times. 13 minutes 880 to 101. no delays eastbound. now, the altamont pass has been busy most of the morning. broken-down vehicle at grant line is cleared. traffic is backed up pretty significantly though coming out of tracy eases up just a bit, roberta, once you hit the dublin interchange. official sun-up is at 6:17 and right now it's 17 minutes after the hour. by sunset tonight at 8:13, we'll have daylight length at 13 hours and 55 minutes which makes it a minute and 56 seconds shorter than yesterday. so make sure you make it a
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great day today. this is the sun-up in the san jose area where currently, we have an air temperature of 63 degrees. it's in the upper 50s in oakland. it's a mild start to your day. we have some coastal clouds right now lining the seashore and into the bay. areas of fog, as well. we have showers possible by this evening and the potential of thunderstorms and also some dry lightning certainly not good news for the firefighting efforts. this is what's interesting. it's our satellite and radar and i'm going to blow this up so you can take a good look at this. this is a plume of moisture that stretches all the way back to the hawaiian islands, an upper area of low pressure that's tapping into that subtropical moisture. and that's where ll see that chance of showers or thunderstorms tonight into tomorrow morning which could be wet roads for tomorrow morning's commute. 96 today in sacramento increasing cloud cover months tray bay 80 in the greater lake tahoe area. high temperatures today from the 70s at the beaches, a few 60s towards daly city. otherwise 72 in san francisco. above average approaching 90 santa clara valley low to mid-
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90s east of the bay 80s common across the northern half of our bay area. here is your extended forecast. after we get rid of the chance of showers early friday morning, partly cloudy skies, seasonal saturday through wednesday. play ball. yeah. oakland a's playing host to the number one houston astros game time temperature in the upper 60s. go a's. time now 6:19. a major oil company agrees to pay millions for polluting bay area air. >> reporter: and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up who is kelby tomlinson? and how did he jump right into the middle of a giants pennant race? and a 49ers star returns in pads for the first time since a devastating knee injury coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everyone. madison baumgarner kept his cool. he allowed just e seven and a third. i'm officially naming kelby tomlinson the professor. top of the 2nd in atlanta, the professor teaches the braves a lesson with a two-out two-run single. tomlinson who is subbing for joe panik at second base had two hits and drove in three. 7th inning matt duffy drives in two runs to put the game on ice. the giants won 7-1. they take a half game lead over the cubs for the second wild card spot. they now are in chicago for a four-game series. the poor a's still trying to figure out their bullpen issues didn't come up with a solution yesterday versus baltimore. top of the tenth, tied at 3, and the orioles chris davis with the bases loaded deep for a grand slam, baltimore 7-3 winner.
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49ers linebacker navorro bowman practiced in pads last night for the first time since suffering a torn acl and mcl in the nfc championship game in seattle in 2014. it has been a 19 month recovery for the pro bowl linebacker. >> given the cirrus nature of -- given the serious nature of that injury, was there ever a time when you said, i may not play this game again? >> um, i would say the first day i got out of surgery, you know, i --i just couldn't see my knee, you know, getting back to the way it was or my leg bending the way i play. i said to myself once i realized that this is the max pain that i'm gonna feel, you know, i'll fight through it and i got to that point. >> great comeback story but bowman said they will take it easy with him throughout the preseason. you likely won't see a lot of bowman until the regular season begins in september. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight.
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play of the day on the diamond. we have colorado and seattle. we have a great play here. the rockies kyle parker makes a nice grab on this foul ball. he leaps into the stands, going, going, in, hello there! got it. nice catch right there. colorado went on to beat the mariners. that's your play of the day. 6:25 time now. cameras are rolling as the coast guard raids a sophisticated drug smuggling submarine resulting in one of the biggest busts in history. >> reporter: and a man accused of being a serial arsonist is under arrest this morning. why investigators had their eye on him for weeks but still let him walk free. ♪ at grocery outlet, they sell the brands you love. ♪
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firefighters may be finally getting a handle on the "rocky fire" but for some it's already too late. >> the big gop debate happens tonight as a crowded field of republican candidates tries to figure out what to do about donald trump. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. >> from the kpix 5 weather center we have thunderstorms back in the forecast. i'll tell you where and when. >> and you're rolling along through the peninsula but not the case as you work your way through 580. details coming up. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, august 6. i'm frank mallicoat. >> happy thursday. i'm maria medina. time now is 6:29. authorities in contra costa county have arrested a man they
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believe set dozens of brush fires. the suspicious blazes started last spring some getting close to homes and putting residents on edge. they happened in at least eight cities. the hot spots were along highway 4 and 24. and on marsh creek road. anne makovec joins us in lafayette with more on how the investigation led to a specific suspect. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the fires all had a couple of things in common. they were all set along highways like one that was set here behind me along highway 24. and they were also between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. by midsummer the fires were happening frequently july 20th this 20-acre fire flaring in bay point. 8 days later a smaller fire in lafayette burned 8 acres. july 30 a series of small fires burned a hillside off 24. at the time, firefighters did not say they believed it was the work of the same serial arsonist. >> we needed to keep that
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secret so that we could catch this person. the one thing we didn't want was for them to go into hiding and -- and, uhm, you know, feel that we were on to them so we kept that a secret. >> reporter: until yesterday when contra costa county fire and cal fire announced this is their man, 29-year-old james wilson. >> this morning, mr. wilson was arrested without incident at his residence in bay point. >> reporter: wilson is in jail and facing eight counts. authorities believe he started about 30 fires since april. one as recently as this week and they say it seems each fire was worse than the last. >> it is not unusual for serial arsonist to escalate at some point. and most do. they will start with small seemingly harmless fires. but most of them are not harmless. and they will escalate. >> reporter: what's worse, he did it in the middle of governor brown's emergency drought declaration which could mean a harsher punishment including jail right now, bail
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is set at $1 million. he is in jail in martinez. live in lafayette, anne makevoc, kpix 5. in just a few hours, governor jerry brown will get a firsthand look at the largest wildfire burning in california, a briefing from officials batting the "rocky fire" near clearlake. close to 70,000 acres have burned. the fire is just 30% contained. 43 homes have been destroyed. victims are reflecting on what's left including a brother and sister along rocky creek road in lake county. >> i have two bags of some clothes a little box of documents, and that's about it. absolutely nothing left. only the concrete foundation you can see. >> we're alive. the dogs are good, you know, and we got to keep going. it's hard to think about. [ crying ] >> well, the danger is not over. the "rocky fire" is still threatening 7,000 structures. how about that "rocky fire." how about a forecast up that way? what are we looking at?
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>> we have 3200 firefighters, 30% containment. now we have a little bad news because we have some dry lightning in the forecast. in fact, today your rocky forecast has a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. winds out of the northwest and southwest relatively five miles per hour but fire does generate its own windstorms. minimum relative humidity 30 to 40%. locally we have a few clouds increasing officials sun-up at 6:17. partly cloudy today temperatures right now mild in the 50s and 60s. and later today, our numbers very mild in the 70s at the beaches, 70s bayside 80s peninsula up to the low 90s inland. chances of thunderstorms and when you should expect it that's coming up at 48 minutes after the hour. and checking the roads right now, let's go live to the bay bridge. metering lights are on still busy right as you work your way out of oakland into san francisco. sluggish past the metering lights, as well. eases up across into san francisco near fremont and again no delays northbound along the peninsula in san
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francisco. all right, jumping elsewhere, as you work your way through the altamont pass, it's been a busy ride here this morning. westbound looks like it's still slow-and-go as you work your way through the altamont pass. you're going to see brake lights towards the dublin interchange and taking a look at the south bay we're starting to see brake lights northbound 101. in fact, the portion between 280, 680 and 237 that will take 14 minutes. 280 looking good though and guadalupe parkway no delays right now. san mateo bridge starting to load up just a bit on the westbound side. some extra cars on the roadway but still pretty quiet towards foster city. and taking a look at conditions in and out of san francisco, 101, not too bad actually traffic light as you work your way northbound through the hospital curve. 280 extension seeing a few brake lights there. but so far not too bad this morning. back to you guys. >> thank you. politics love 'em or hate 'em, you're likely going to be watching tonight with donald trump center stage. first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign gets under way. kpix 5's keit do joins us live from milpitas where a lot of people plan to watch later
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tonight. good morning, kiet. >> reporter: good morning. the silicon valley gop is holding a watch party here at dave and buster's in milpitas tonight. now, so far, donald trump has been heavy on ideas and opinions not so much on specifics but tonight the candidates finally get a chance to take him down a few notches try to pin him down on the details. all eyes on billionaire businessman donald trump who will stand center stage at tonight's prime time debate. poll numbers show him with a double-digit lead over his closest competitors jeb bush and walk. >> i'm not looking to hurt or embarrass anybody. >> reporter: but trump admits he has never been in a debate before and insists he is not preparing for this one. other candidates like ben carson who appeared last night on the o'reilly factor will get a chance to pin down donald trump on the issues. >> i only need to talk about what's true. >> reporter: the other candidates joined donald trump on stage including huckabee, ben carson, victor cruz, marco rubio and rand paul with chris christie and john kasich barely
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making the cut. the big debate happening tonight. 6 p.m. our time on the fox news network. we are live in milpitas. kiet do, kpix 5. meanwhile, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton wraps up her bay area fundraising swing this morning with a breakfast at a san francisco home. she attended another fundraising event in atherton yesterday. the cost per person at each event $2,700. clinton is not making any public appearances during this trip. today marks 50 years since the signing of the voting rights act of 1965. battles continue over the voting process. yesterday, a federal appeals panel ruled a voter identification law in texas discriminates against blacks and hispanics in violation of the voting rights act. the case is one of a few across the country being closely watched since a 2013 supreme court decision that blocked federal oversight of election laws in some states.
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we are getting an up-close look at one of the coast guard's biggest cocaine busts. the alameda based coast guard crew shot this video as it raided a drug sub off the coast of central america. four men on board gave up immediately. officers boarded and popped open the hatch. inside, hundreds of bales of cocaine and they amounted to 16,000 pounds worth of about $180 million. >> you board a vessel you're not sure of the integrity of the vessel and what's going to come out of the hatch of the vessel so they have to be ready and prepared for anything. >> the coast guard says it has raided 25 drug subs over the past 10 years but this is by far their largest. oil giant tesoro has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a pollution case. bay area air quality officials say the company violated regulations at its martinez refinery. they documented several instances in which tesoro improperly disposed of waste over the past 7 years ago allowing propane and butane to evaporate into the air.
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tesoro refinery says it takes environmental rules seriously and is now taking corrective measures. a family-run restaurant that's been a fixture downtown san jose is closing on saturday. paolo's has been serving authentic italian dishes since 1958 long before the silicon valley ever existed. it's been in the same family the entire time and in the river park towers for the last 24 years. but now the restaurant is losing its lease. the owner says the average age in the office park is dropping. >> it's unfortunate that the history, though, doesn't carry more value and weight. >> the food helps a lot because it's really good but you really feel like you're part of a family when you come here. >> well, the restaurant will be replaced by a cafeteria and a work and play space for tech workers. 6:38. a notorious gang of girls tries to clean out another bay area store and this time, the thieves brought some company. >> and a bay area beauty queen
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but only one shot to master the chase mobile app. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. these are the temperatures you can expect across the bay area today. slightly above average we're pretty foggy right now along the coast with you partly cloudy later today. 80s at the peninsula, 87 san jose. east of the bay becoming partly cloudy mid-80s in vallejo and benicia. american canyon, as well. 94 the hot spot in brentwood. it will be muggy today across the north bay, as well. low 80s in mill valley with partly cloudy skies.
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fogged in at stipulatestin approaching 70 later -- stinson beach approaching 70 later. partly cloudy skies at clearlake. a power outage snarled road traffic last night at l.a.x. traffic signals elevators and escalators all went down just before 8:00. the electricity came back around 9:30 but backups lasted for hours. it's not clear what caused the blackout but no flights were affected. the reigning miss sonoma county will give up her crown for combat boots. the 17-year-old athena cain is joining the marines next week. she applied to traditional colleges but then had a change of heart. she admits her decision is not typical for a beauty queen. >> a lot of people think they are pretty little models, they sing or want to be designers. but that's not true for. i wanted to prove i could be normal, a patriot and in the military. >> after boot camp she will be
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trained as a combat engineer in north carolina. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." charlie rose gets the early wake-up call joining us live this morning in new york. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning. ahead, what to expect from tonight's first gop debate. presidential candidate rand paul joins us before he takes the stage. plus, kris van cleave digs into what's really behind flight delays and this jon stewart prepares to sign off. we'll look at his legacy with some of his friends. all of that and more. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. >> all eyes on donald trump tonight, i guess? >> i would think so. it will be interesting to see how they react whether they go after him or whether, um, he lays back. >> we'll see what happens. charlie have a good show. all starts at 7:00 this morning. moving on at 6:44, two bay area-based companies tesla and fitbit are seeing sharp drops
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in share prices. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. just not a lot of love for tech on wall street these days. tesla and fitbit the latest two companies to come but with big earnings for the second get yet their stocks are diving despite that. for tesla the main reason is invests are not happy that the company is slightly weakening its sales forecast for this year. elon musk stated he wanted to sell 55,000 cars in 2015. now the company is looking at between 50 and 55,000 enough to send the stock lower by 8%. musk not bothered by that at all. he tweeted that he would rather focus on making great cars than worry about meeting financial targets on a quarterly basis. fitbit the san francisco startup saw a huge gain in sales of its fitness bands in the 2nd quarter from a year earlier, also up from the 1st quarter crushed expectations on profit and revenue! yet its stock is down by about 9%. and one of the main reasons for that according to analysts is
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that, well, fitbit stock hit an all-time high yesterday. its stock has been absolutely white hot since its ipo back in june. unemployment claims up a little bit this past week. labor saying they are up 3,000 to 270,000. but four-week average down 10% compared to a year ago. and the levels suggest that we should see a pretty solid jobs report for july from the labor department on friday. the market off to a negative start this morning. let's take a look at the big board. see how we're doing so far. dow dropping by more than 70 points. nasdaq is down 12. s&p is moving lower by 5. back to you. >> thank you. gianna and i did not plan this, right? >> i'm not sure. >> no, but maria bright minds think alike. get it? >> there you go. >> reports of an accident southbound 680 south of 4 in
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concord. two cars blocking one lane. you can see though on our maps our sensors showing some red and some yellow so that indicates traffic really starting to stack up as you approach that accident. slow off 242. mobile 2 just cruised through there and we are seeing delays westbound 4 through antioch into pittsburg. clears up once you hit the eastshore freeway. elsewhere around the bay area, here's the bay bridge. it's backed up to the maze. metering lights are on. not too bad though coming off the eastshore freeway. i do know there is a report of an accident westbound 80 right at red top. chp just headed to the scene. we'll get more info on that. 880 both directions light no delays through oakland. southbound once you hit the hayward area, 37, 32 miles per hour. so clocking in some slow speeds as you work your way southbound through there. getting on the san mateo bridge also seeing a few brake lights there. in fact a live look at the san mateo bridge here, it is really starting to crawl along westbound 880 to 101. 17 minutes now for your drive time. and taking a look at the eastshore freeway, you can see some brake lights as you work
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your way westbound but again not too bad unless you're near read top where we just -- red top where we just got word of that accident. south 101 slow near serving center but overall decent as you work your way out of marin county into san francisco. and taking ai look at the dreaded altamont pass, it's been busy this morning 22 minutes now altamont pass to 680. 680 might see some brake lights there as you work your way towards the interchange. skip the roads. take mass transit. everything is right on time. here's roberta. >> big shoutout to my weather watcher. i definitely love you! because you can see what i can't see. so let's see who is up with us this morning. take a look at some of the readings around our microclimates. george upper 50s in san francisco. linda san rafael 50s. los altos steve thanks for checking in and darrell, also sending in a report of 61 degrees in alameda. i love peggi rodgers. she is in petaluma. she says she has not seen so many awesome sunsets here in the bay area as we have this past year and you know what, peggi? that's due to the subtropical
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moisture. sunsets have been delightful, sunrise just as awesome. this is the scene at mount vaca right now with some altocumulus clouds in the horizon. that's because the subtropical moisture that's moving into the bay area is so mild out the door right now 50s and 60s. and here's what you need to know. we have the clouds at the coast and the bay socked in at the san mateo bridge and golden gate bridge. we'll see showers this evening and possible thunderstorms containing dry lightning. this is the plume of moisture and look at that subtropical moisture fetch back to the hawaiian islands. we are tapping into the subtropical moisture with a chance of showers overnight and slippery roads tomorrow morning. 96 degrees in sacramento. low 70s monterey bay. the sun-up was at 6:17. it will set at 8:13 shaving off about a minute 56 seconds off our daylight hours. i'm going to feel the difference, too. partly cloudy, 72 degrees in san francisco. 85 mountain view. 90s in our inland areas away
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from the bay. so there's a chance of a thunderstorm chance of dry lightning where they are fighting the fire at the "rocky fire." and if we see precipitation computer models suggest maybe just .04." sunshine for the weekend. >> thank you. police are trying to track down a group of women dubbed the rainbow girls. they are young women who barge into san francisco retail stores and steal a lot of expensive items. as mark kelly reports, the group included some men in the latest heist. >> reporter: it's like watching a flash mob for thieves. one by with you, the rainbow crew looking cool and calm, one by one they strut into alta beauty on geary boulevard then with impeccable timing all nine suspects pounce stuffing expensive items into their oversized bags. one suspect rips the shelf out to get the goods.
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>> within 75 seconds they steal $11,000 of merchandise. >> it's truly unbelievable. >> reporter: david heller is president of the merchants association in the area. he tells all his members to install video surveillance. >> we cannot keep our eyes constantly because you in never sometime who is going to be coming into the stores. >> reporter: thanks to high quality surveillance, police captured this crystal clear shot of two of the suspects. and have identified three of the nine. but no arrests yet. the rainbow crew made a quick exit into the night. in san francisco, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> the suspects range in age from 21 to 40. san francisco police say one is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. another has an outstanding warrant for narcotics. microsoft is offering new parents more time for paid leave. the company increased paid leave from 8 weeks to 12. mothers can take another 8 weeks unpaid. parents can choose if they want to take their leave all at once or split it up. they will also be able to ease
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back to work part time. this comes after netflix announced a change to their parental leave program yesterday. the streaming company is offering up to one year paid leave after a birth or adoption. they say it's to keep their employees happy. well, it is the end of an era at comedy central. tonight is jon stewart's last show as the host of the very popular "the daily show." there's a jon boyage celebration at the mission in san francisco. it starts at 6 p.m. time now 6:52. another possible break in the investigation into the disappearance of a malaysia airlines jet. >> reporter: and an arrest in a string of bay area arsons. coming up, what led investigators to their man. ,,,,
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five things to know at the :55. more pieces of that missing malaysia airlines flight 370 may have turned up on reunion island. the plane went down and other debris turned up today one week after part of a wing was discovered there. malaysian officials say the wing definitely came from the missing plane but u.s. authorities say more analysis is needed. we are learning more about the man who stormed a tennessee movie theater with a pellet gun and hatchet before being shot to death by police. 29-year-old vicente montano had been committed for psychiatric treatment four times. police say it doesn't appear likely montano wanted to kill a lot of people. 10 republican presidential hopes in a prime time debate on fox in cleveland. top gop contenders will discuss foreign policy obamacare and hillary clinton. donald trump's high poll numbers give him center stage. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will attend another bay area fundraiser today. tickets for the breakfast in
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san francisco cost $2,700. clinton was at another fundraising event in atherton last night. and today governor jerry brown will meet with firefighters working on the "rocky fire" near clearlake. the fire burned close to 70,000 acres. 40% containment so far. dozens of homes have been destroyed. thousands more still remain in danger. i'm anne makovec live at the scene of a recent fire in lafayette where people are breathing a sigh of relief that an accused serial arsonist is now under arrest. here's his picture, 9-year-old james wilson -- 29-year-old james wilson arrested at his home in bay point yesterday accused of setting 30 fires since april around the bay area. among them, a 20-acre fire in bay point on july 20th and an 8- acre fire here in lafayette on the 28th. then two days later a series of small fires burned off highway 24. >> it is not unusual for serial arsonists to escalate at some
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point and most do. they will start with small seemingly harmless fires, but most of them are not harmless. and they will escalate. >> reporter: wilson faces 8 counts of arson with enhanced bail of $1 million. that's because fires were set during statewide drought and wildfire emergencies. he is now in jail in martinez. live in lafayette, anne makevoc, kpix 5. and let's get you updated on this accident in concord southbound 680. just south of highway 4. it's now been cleared out of lanes over to the right shoulder. traffic is still very slow-and- go though southbound 242 south 680, as well. you're going to see delays as you head through walnut creek working your way towards 24, a little brake lights as well through the caldecott tunnel. checking the bay bridge, stacked up to the maze at this point slow-and-go conditions metering lights are on 26 minutes now westbound 80 carquinez bridge to the maze. and lots of brake lights westbound as you work your way out of hayward towards foster city. slow-and-go conditions on the san mateo bridge. this is what we call partly
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cloudy. it's our live weather camera looking out towards the bay bridge where we do have increasing cloud cover throughout the day today very mild temperatures, 50s and 60s as you head on out. later today, 70s at the beaches, partly cloudy around the peninsula into the 80s. 90 santa clara valley. low and mid-90s east of the bay. the winds will be slight out of the west at 5. 69 in stinson beach to 82 in petaluma. and upstream we go to the mid- 90s in cloverdale. it looks like we do have a chance of thunderstorms tonight through early tomorrow morning. we could see up to about .04" of rain if we see any at all just enough to make the roads slippery for friday morning's commute. then turning partly sunny over the weekend. and seasonal temperatures through wednesday. but again, we do have that potential of dry lightning in the mountainous areas here locally not good news. >> not at all. >> never get a break do, they. >> back to you, my minion friends. >> love the yellow.
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